Exercise: Prepositions after Verbs

Topic: Prepositions | Level: Intermediate

Online English Quiz

Instructions: Choose the correct preposition.

Q1 - The train got ____ at nine o'clock.
Q2 - Everyone was listening ____ the news.
Q3 - They laughed ____ him.
Q4 - We arrived _____ the station an hour late.
Q5 - They decided ____ the grey sofa.
Q6 - What is he talking ----?
Q7 - Who is she speaking ____?
Q8 - I've thought a lot _____ them recently.
Q9 - I chatted ____ them yesterday.
Q10 - I couldn't cope ____ it.
Q11 - The report focuses ____ social problems.
Q12 - I fear ____ his health.
Q13 - She cares ____ the environment.
Q14 - They apologized ____ the mistake.
Q15 - He confided ___ me.
Q16 - It depends ____ you.
Q17 - Can we rely____ them?

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Q1 - The train got ____ at nine o'clock.
 
at
 
in
 
to
Q2 - Everyone was listening ____ the news.
 
to
 
at
Q3 - They laughed ____ him.
 
to
 
of
 
at
Q4 - We arrived _____ the station an hour late.
 
at
 
in
 
to
Q5 - They decided ____ the grey sofa.
 
to
 
on
Q6 - What is he talking ----?
 
about
 
to
Q7 - Who is she speaking ____?
 
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at
Q8 - I've thought a lot _____ them recently.
 
for
 
from
 
about
Q9 - I chatted ____ them yesterday.
 
to
 
with
 
Either could be used here.
Q10 - I couldn't cope ____ it.
 
about
 
for
 
of
 
with
Q11 - The report focuses ____ social problems.
 
at
 
to
 
in
 
on
Q12 - I fear ____ his health.
 
to
 
from
 
for
Q13 - She cares ____ the environment.
 
about
 
of
 
from
Q14 - They apologized ____ the mistake.
 
to
 
of
 
for
Q15 - He confided ___ me.
 
in
 
to
 
Either could be used here.
Q16 - It depends ____ you.
 
of
 
on
 
Either could be used here.
Q17 - Can we rely____ them?
 
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of
 
to

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